Egypt faces acute water shortage, but it’s still building a giant ‘Green River’ in the desert

Egypt faces acute water shortage, but it’s still building a giant ‘Green River’ in the desert

Editor’s Note: A version of this article appears in Wednesday’s edition of CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. CNN  —  On the easternmost outskirts of Cairo, the Egyptian government is building a giant belt of lakes and parks deep in the desert. Creators … Read more

Amsterdam climate protests: Activists block private jet runway at Schiphol Airport

Amsterdam climate protests: Activists block private jet runway at Schiphol Airport

CNN — Hundreds of climate activists breached a runway at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Saturday to try to prevent private jets from taking off, in the latest demonstration by protesters aiming to draw attention to the climate crisis. Greenpeace Holland said “more than 500” Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion activists were at the airport, one of … Read more

Egypt faces criticism for crackdown on activists ahead of COP27 climate summit

Egypt faces criticism for crackdown on activists ahead of COP27 climate summit

CNN — Egypt is facing a barrage of criticism over what rights group say is a crackdown on protests and activists as the country prepares to host the COP27 climate summit starting on Sunday. Rights groups have accused the Egyptian government of arbitrarily detaining activists after Egyptian dissidents abroad called for protests against President Abdel … Read more

Glaciers at Yellowstone and Yosemite National Park on track to disappear in next 30 years, report says

Glaciers at Yellowstone and Yosemite National Park on track to disappear in next 30 years, report says

CNN — The climate crisis affects almost all regions of the world. But perhaps one of the most visible indicators of its impact is its effect on Earth’s iconic glaciers, a major source of fresh water supply. Glaciers have been melting at a breakneck pace in recent decades, accounting for about 20% of global sea … Read more

Netanyahu is back. Here’s what that means for Israel

Netanyahu is back. Here’s what that means for Israel

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi CNN  —  Benjamin Netanyahu is set to resurrect his political career and make an astonishing comeback as prime minister of Israel. Partial election results on … Read more

Jackson, Mississippi, water is safe to drink, EPA says, two months after treatment plant failure

Jackson, Mississippi, water is safe to drink, EPA says, two months after treatment plant failure

CNN — The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that water from both treatment plants in Jackson, Mississippi, is safe to drink, an agency spokesman said in a statement. The announcement comes just over two months after Jackson residents were plunged into a public water crisis when flooding overwhelmed the city’s already troubled water system and … Read more

A space rock that slammed into Mars revealed a surprise

A space rock that slammed into Mars revealed a surprise

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN  —  You never forget your first Mars mission. When NASA’s InSight spacecraft arrived at the red planet on November 26, 2018, it was the first time I covered the landing of … Read more

COP27: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak withdraws from the climate summit

COP27: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak withdraws from the climate summit

London CNN — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is no longer expected to attend the COP27 climate summit in Egypt next week due to “other pressing commitments,” a Downing Street spokesman said on Thursday. Britain will still be represented by other senior ministers as well as by COP26 President Alok Sharma at the climate summit … Read more

6 new species of rain frogs discovered in Ecuador

6 new species of rain frogs discovered in Ecuador

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — Six new species of rain frog have been discovered on the eastern slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes, according to a statement from Ecuador’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition. The ministry said … Read more

After Hurricane Ian left Cuba in the dark, protesters took to the streets

After Hurricane Ian left Cuba in the dark, protesters took to the streets

CNN — Protesters in Cuba who have taken to the streets after Hurricane Ian damaged the island’s already shaky power grid may face criminal charges, Cuba’s attorney general’s office said Saturday. In a memo published in the island’s Communist Party newspaper, Granma, prosecutors said they were investigating cases of arson and vandalism of state property, … Read more